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This Slow Loris Slowly Killed Me WIth Cute

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

I think I'm going to watch the four videos in this playlist on repeat forever.  Kthxbai. 

(Keep watching; the next vid is possibly even better than this one!)[If the auto-play doesn't work, you can click the next video from the playlist at the bottom.]



Seriously, I'm pretty sure I could be in a murderous rage, turn this on, and have a big dopey grin on my face in about 10 seconds flat. They should prescribe this stuff. Even if slow lorises DO look a lot like this creepy doll I found at an antique fair:


Oh, and I've heard a lot of negative things about the slow loris pet trade, but the video poster mentions the little guy *does* still have his teeth (apparently there's a practice of removing or filing them, since they're venomous). Good to know.

[Correction: Ok, their teeth are not venomous, but their saliva can be if they eat venomous insects. Also, several commenters have pointed out how we should never ever ever have a slow loris for a pet. EVER. So, uh, keep that in mind, k?]

Now I'm off to watch him eat that rice ball again. (CANNOT. HANDLE. THE CUTE!!)

And thanks to Kiala for sharing the extreme adorbz.

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28 comments:

  1. I came this close to not watching it... glad I fell for it. SO cute! How can you be in a bad mood after seeing that face.

    BTW that doll is hella creepy

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  2. This is my favorite slow loris vid :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=w89bFK3PvBA#!

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  3. I think I have been slayed by slow loris cuteness. SO. CUTE. Thanks for sharing, definitely improved my mood!

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  4. Flea market doll is gonna eat your soul. And then cry about it later.

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  5. Oh, my gooses.

    That creepy doll? That's the same exact doll that El's parents gave her as a birthday gift in season 3 of White Collar. I'm sure of it.

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  6. So cute! I read an article saying that they really aren't venomous...http://primatology.net/2010/10/19/are-slow-lorises-really-venomous/

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  7. You're right, it is, Tami! I've since learned the doll's called Little Miss No-Name, & I think she was pretty popular back in the 70's.

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  8. According to wikipedia, all five species of slow lorises are listed as either "Vulnerable" or "Endangered" and they don't do well in captivity.

    Very, very cute, but not appropriate as a pet.

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  9. While I was watching this my 4 year old came over and asked in that baby voice we all use when speaking of cute things, "Awww who's this cute widdle guy?"

    So he has been diagnosed cute by an expert.

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  10. D'aww!! So. Cute!!

    And that doll! I have a friend who owns one! Cannot sleep at her house! Creepy creepy eyes!

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  11. That slow loris has a perpetual look on its face that (he/she?) did something bad. Perhaps that flea market doll did something bad?
    And LOL @ Queen Holly the Magnificent!

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  12. We found one of those dolls at an antique shop and forever referred to it as "Famine Baby". W.T.F?!

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  13. I HAVE THAT DOLL! My mother gave me all of her toys, and this was one of them (sans the tear-drop, thankfully that got lost somewhere over the years). The other dolls were my cherished imaginary children. This gal...she spent a lot of time at "boarding school," which translates as "face down in a pillow case under my bed where hopefully she will never eat me."

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  14. Looks very perspicacious to me, as well as cute. I wonder if he talks as well? (Thanks Scott Westerfeld - can't even see the word 'loris' now without wondering if they can talk.)
    Thanks for sharing both Jen!

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  15. People in the interior of Borneo believed that when you died, and got to the Afterlife, you are given your own, personal slow loris.

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  16. This is actually very sad. I saw a documentary in which they wished people wouldn't put up 'cute' videos of slow lorises in captivity.

    They are being caught out of their natural habitats constantly for sale and then the salesmen cut their teeth with nail clippers!

    They're often treated badly so only a small part of them ever make it into somebody's house after which they often live a very unhappy life. :'(

    Holding them in captivity is endangering them.

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  17. http://www.internationalanimalrescue.org/news/2012/458/BBC+documentary+Jungle+Gremlins+of+Java+features+IAR%5C's+primate+rescue+centre+in+Indonesia.html

    Here's an article about said documentary, hope you let this go through so everyone can see :(.

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  18. ..... E.T.?!?!


    You know, it figures that I would find this Epbot post the same day I read this article.... Now I just feel sad. :(


    (.... And this is definitely the animal that inspired E.T.)

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  19. I had this doll! Begged for her as I recall. I just felt so sorry for her! Kept it for ages. My girls thought she was a bit creepy! I finally gave it away recently.

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  20. Even outside of the issues regarding the trade and treatment of slow lorises, I never realized they had actual fingernails and I've come to realize... I don't think I could own something that has fingernails.

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  21. Howdy Jen! I've worked with slow lorises at the Duke Lemur Center in Durham, NC. They are not venomous (I am extremely proud of you using the correct word). They eat poisonous insects and secrete the poison they've ingested in their saliva. So, if they have been fed non-poisonous insects (like mealworms, in captivity) they don't have the poison in their system. Slow lorises are absolutely awesome! I got to feed them when at the Lemur center. I almost got bitten, but that's a story for another day.

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  22. OMG I love lorises! They have been my favorite animal since high school when I used a photo of one for an art project. They have had them at the San Diego Zoo for years. Lorises are one of the animals that they are trying to increase education about due to their endangered species status. So glad more people are becoming aware. Most of the time when I say that I love lorises people look at me with crazy eyes like I just made up an animal.

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  23. my 4 yr old cousins fave animal

    what does kthxbai mean?

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  24. I think I'm in love. Like Kristen Bell with a sloth. Such an adorable little guy!

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  25. In college, I had a work-study job feeding the lemurs at the Duke Lemur Center. I was on duty the day after a baby was born, and oh my goodness the cutest fuzziest thing with unbelieveably big round eyes that you can possibly imagine is a newborn slow loris.

    -jklGoDuke

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  26. That creepy doll was on an episode of White Collar that hubby and I watched last night. I made him pull up this site so he could see why I was freaking out over it. :p CREEPY.

    Cute Loris. :) Evil doll.

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  27. ACK! It's the creepy doll from While Collar!

    But the Loris, adorbs for sure.

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